History of the Club
The Petroleum Club of Houston is a member-owned
private Club located in downtown Houston.
The inspiration for an exclusive club of oil
industry professionals was crystallized on January 31, 1946,
when the Petroleum Club's charter was secured from the State of
Texas. The Club’s original location was atop the Rice Hotel in
downtown Houston. To meet the requirements of an increasing
membership and the greater demands for its services, the Club
moved into its present quarters on the 43rd and 44th floors of
the ExxonMobil Building in 1963.
Today the Club has expanded the membership roster
beyond the oil and gas community to include legal, business,
medical, diplomatic and educational leaders throughout the
city. More than 1,300 Club members experience cuisine and
service of world class quality as well as the camaraderie of
fellow Club members.